Saturday, February 21, 2009

Alpaca Photo Contest

The annual MOPACA Invitational Show is coming up the end of March. So dig out your best photos because this year there are cash prizes to go along with those ribbons!

You can enter two photos in each of these categories (if you like):

1. Cria—an individual cria caught at a special moment.

2. Alpacas interacting—shows action between alpaca and alpaca, alpaca and other animal or alpaca and person.

3. Farm scene—includes at least one alpaca.

4. Black and white—these shots should show an alpaca, and have artistic merit.

5. Computer enhanced—be creative—include one or more alpacas and artistically enhance the image of the alpaca.

6. Junior class—any type of alpaca photo taken by a young person, age 15 or younger

Entry form is here.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cute, Fluffy Valentine Goodness

On Valentine's Day, I made a visit out to see the alpacas. Morrighan had her first halter lesson and Griffin chose to do his 'dead alpaca' imitation during his halter lesson.

I also delivered some fleece and met the bunnies of Fluffington Farms. Talk about some cute, fluffy goodness! I learned about the different types of Angora rabbits - English, French & Satin.

I also purchased some of Jordan's home made fabric softener. It smells divine and I'm almost excited about doing laundry!
Griffin, 4 months old with his dam, Isis.

Morrighan Noir, 2 1/2 months old

Cute Fluffy Goodness All for You!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

An experiment of sorts - the RESULTS

On January 31st, I posted some of Autumm's fleece on my Alpacanation site, Craiglist, Missouri Wools Yahoo Group, and Local Harvest thinking I'd be lucky to sell it. After all, it wasn't even prime fiber. I had an immediate response from the Missouri Wools group. And I was very surprised to get a response from Craiglist. All in all I sold SEVEN pounds of fleece from four different animals when I had only listed 13 ounces for sale.

Much thanks to my co-worker Robyn who suggested Craiglist. And thank you to my buyers: Debbie who is going to use the fleece for doll hair and Fluffington Farms who will combine the alpaca fleece with fur from their angora rabbits.

So, how & where do you sell your fleece?

Ride the Manta at Sea World Contest

Julia Roy's blog has a contest to ride the new Manta roller coaster at Sea World. Looks like something my niece and I would enjoy.

Who would you take?

Click HERE to enter.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Alpaca figures and scarves now available.

These very cute alpaca figures have been added to the store website. There are two sizes: 6 and 12 inches.
These soft, fringed scarves have been added, too.